Famous quotes

"Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually" - Stephen Covey

Friday, March 27, 2015

Did Beef save the Cow???

A small excerpt from Gregory Makiw - "Principles of Economics"
Thoughout history many species of animals have been threatened by extinction.When Europeans first arrived in North America, more than 60 million buffalo roamed the continent.Yet, buffalo hunting became so popular during the 19th century that the species population fell drastically to just 400 before the government stepped in to protect the species.

Beef Saved me !!!

The cow is a valuable source of food esp.. in the western world but no worries that the cow will soon be extinct.Indeed, the great demand for beef seems to ensure that the species will continue to thrive.
Why does the commercial value of ivory threaten the elephant, while the commercial value of beef protects the cow??
The reason is that the elephants are a common resource, whereas cows are a private good.Elephants roam freely without any owner.Each poacher has a strong incentive to kill as many elephants as he can find.By contrast cattle live on ranches that are privately owned.Each rancher makes great effort to maintain the cattle population on his ranch because he reaps the benefits of these efforts.
Private ownership and profit motive on their side seems to be an effective tool to save the extinction of any species rather than any regulation put forth by the government.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Joker in "Gotham" Reactions MAshup

Introduction of Joker in Gotham

Television has never been good . this is indeed the Golden age of US Television and Im lucky to have watched most of it live. I never got into comic heroes in my teens but now Nolan has really got me hooked onto Batman. The Video game series and now the TV Series "Gotham" is really reminiscent of the tone that Nolan created in his landmark trilogy.
Ever since I started watching Gotham I was really interested in the back story of all the villains of the series.There are two notables for me.
The Penguin - Robin Lord Taylor

I have never seen Penguin more than a Fat villain but now the creators of the series has succeeded in creating a multi layered character in the young Penguin and he has now basically taken over the series. Robin Lord Taylor is just piercing through the screen and looks everyday that he is born to play this role.
Joker - Cameron Monaghan

Where did they find this guy,I neevr thought anyone can even come closer to Heath Ledger version of Joker bu this kid albeit only for a few seconds in Episode 16 came really close to that performance. What is even more impressive is the fact that there was no clue that he was the joker earlier in the episode which makes his character really good at deception just like the Joker. We are really finding some great acting nowadays in Television which Hollywood seems to struggle to find but Television seems to be getting better every year.